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Common Core Doesn’t Add Up to STEM Success

Jan 03, 2014 by Sandra Stotsky |

The Common Core State Standards won't prepare students for careers in science, technology, engineering, and math, writes NAS board member Sandra Stotsky 

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Test Your Knowledge: Yuletide Entomology

Dec 23, 2013 by Glenn Ricketts |

These critters are dormant for the Christmas season, but here’s a quiz to help sharpen your perspective when they come back with springtime.

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Test Your Knowledge: Baby It’s Cold Outside

Dec 18, 2013 by Peter Wood |

What do you know about cold weather in science and in literature? 

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Test Your Knowledge: Impediments

Dec 02, 2013 by Peter Wood |

How much do you know about impediments that lie unresolved in science and mathematics?

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On the Integrity of Social Science

Oct 24, 2013 by Ashley Thorne |

Psychology professor Richard Redding reflects on the firestorm surrounding Mark Regnerus's recent study on children of gay parents. Dr. Redding concludes that social science has been politicized to the extent that perspectives… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Ask a Scholar: What Will be the Effects of a Local Power Line Upgrade?

Jun 05, 2013 by Charles G. Beaudette |

Is there reason to worry about a planned power line upgrade?

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STEM Versus Diversity

Dec 06, 2012 by William H. Young |

William Young examines the shortage of scientists and engineers in light of demands for continued "diversity" in immigration.

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What STEM Can’t Do

Sep 22, 2012 by David Clemens |

A story of pets and furry friends exemplifies how a science and math core overlooks a large portion of the human experience.

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Environmentalist Doomsayer Paul Ehrlich Attacks NAS President

Sep 18, 2012 by Ashley Thorne |

Paul R. Ehrlich, whose predictions about resource scarcity have been proven wrong, protests the Chronicle of Higher Education's publication of an article by Peter Wood.

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Capitalism and Western Civilization: STEM

Aug 30, 2012 by William H. Young |

William Young discusses the implications of the growing shortage of science and engineering graduates.

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After Climate Research, Physicist Richard Muller Says “Call Me a Converted…

Jul 31, 2012 by Ashley Thorne |

The Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature (BEST) project has released new results finding that global warming is caused almost entirely by humans. The head scientist says the evidence has changed his mind. Others - including… Continue Reading | 1 Comment >

Ask a Scholar: Ocean Level

Jul 19, 2012 by Mark R. Abbott |

Are ocean levels rising? How do we know?

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Take Back Sustainability

Jul 18, 2012 by Antonio R. Chaves |

Sustainability is too important for us to let it be undermined by politics and polarization, writes Antonio Chaves, who teaches environmental science.

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A Better Way to Educate Professionals

Jul 03, 2012 by Douglas Campbell, James E. Fletcher |

Suggestions for how the faculty of the traditional liberal arts, the physical sciences and the management and business programs can collaborate to better educate professionals.

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Ask a Scholar: Touching Spheres

May 23, 2012 by Brody Dylan Johnson, Vera B. Koutsoyannis |

A bowler asks: what is the area of the space between two touching spheres? Mathematically, it is a point and has no area, but what about in the real world?

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